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Michael Gove Is 'Misunderstood' Character, Says His Lib Dem Deputy David Laws

15/09/2013 12:05 | Updated 15 November 2013
AP

Education Secretary Michael Gove is a "misunderstood" character, his Liberal Democrat deputy in government has insisted.

Schools minister David Laws mounted a staunch defence of the Tory Cabinet minister amid criticism of his reforms from teachers and Lib Dem activists.

Mr Gove is "passionate about education" and "very demanding about standards", Mr Laws told BBC Radio 5 Live's Pienaar's Politics.

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Gove and his deputy Laws arrive for a cabinet meeting in Downing Street

"I think he is widely misunderstood. I have a very good relationship with him," the Lib Dem said.

"Do we agree on every single thing on policy? No. Sometimes we have to sit down and argue things out. Sometimes I say I can't agree to his things, sometimes he says he can't agree to mine."

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